How to wear a Suit in Singapore
BEAT THE HEAT WHILE DRESSING SHARP
It's no surprise how hot it is in Singapore, all year round summer we usually get here. It is unbearable! but this leaves us no excuse not to dress sharply and smart. Be it a date or Work.
Here are some tips to give you a quick head start to dress smart and sharp:
For DRESS SHIRT
You can go ahead and relax your fit a little in the summer. It's a good way to keep air flowing throughout and to put some space between your clothes and your sweat. Keep the looseness under control. A half-inch of space between a shirt and your torso is plenty.
Even less than that would be fine. You don't want to look like a ship at sail whenever the wind blows to stay trim-looking while wearing a looser fit, make sure the clothes are snug at the "hang" points where the clothing sits on the body: the shoulders for shirts and the waist of the hips for trousers.
Get a well-fitted shirt, which sits nicely on your shoulders, with the seams, straight across the top and ending where your arm meets your body, any looseness in the body of the shirt will hang straight and clean.
With the trousers: if they sit comfortably at the natural waist without needing a belt cinched tight around them, the legs will look neat even when they have a little extra room. With a good fit in those key places, you can have your tailor leave a little extra room in the sleeves and waist of your shirt, and the legs of your trousers, and still look neatly-pressed while staying cool.
FOR SUITS or Blazers
Lets start with Tropical Wool, (not the wool blend you find from cheap tailors or off the shelf suits.) also referred to as summer weight wool, is a lightweight wool. It can be classified as lightweight because it has larger gaps in the weave than other wools, making the material airier and more breathable. which is different from the three-season wools used in traditional men's suits.
Line it smart with the suit.
Cut out the fancy lining that are made out of polyester and start going for natural cotton fabric lining like CUPRO which is a natural fabric cotton which temperate the body temperature, breathable, light, durable, and with a silky touch that looks and feels great. Bemberg/cupro is made from cotton, but the makeup of the fibre is changed to give it its unique properties.
Not forgetting to cut out lining from full lining to more like a quarter lining which helps air passes through more when your wearing a suit jacket
Go for light colors.
Something light-colored goes great at daytime/sunlight events, while a dark tropical wool is perfect in the evening. This gives you the option of wearing the jacket with an unmatched trousers as a light blazer instead. Paired with a lightweight white cotton shirt and a decent necktie, either one will have you looking sharp and business-like in the summer -- without giving you heat stroke.